Incident Reports

Six prisoners injured in gang fight in Tanahu jail, police denied the jail incident


Six prisoners were injured in a clash between a two groups of inmates at Tanahu District jail, on Sunday. The clash occurred on the issues of selecting the leader of the prisoners. Kul Bahadur Thapa, Anup Thapa, Madhav Kandel, Dhan Bahadur Shahi, Dipak Darji and Gyan Bahadur BK were injured in the clash. Two of the injured have sustained head injuries, while others have sustained minor injuries. 

The injured returned to the jail after treatment at Damauli Hospital. Yuvraj Timilsena, Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Tanahu, said there was no clash in the jail. Discussions are underway between Chief District Officer Sagar Acharya, SP Arun Paudel and the prison administration regarding the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Violence in prisons (violence by correction officers, prisoners etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 3
Actor 2 - Affiliation Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 6
Youth Injured n/a
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